Today, I looked at my BlackBerry Bold 9900, turned it over, opened the back cover door, and took a look at my microSD memory card.
Most BlackBerry devices can support 2, 4, 8, 16, and up to 32GB only microSD memory card to expand the amount of memory available in your device.
Some BlackBerry devices will already come with built-in memory, such as 512MB, 1GB, 4GB, or 8GB, depending on the model in question.
My BlackBerry Bold 9900, which has 8GB of internal memory, has the ability of adding an extra (maximum of 32GB) for a total of 40GB of memory!!
Depending on your BlackBerry device, you can insert a microSD card into your smartphone to take videos, songs, ring tones, videos, or pictures, and increase the storage space that's available on your smartphone.
How many songs can be stored on your microSD memory card?
This chart is just an approx. depending on the length of track, quality, and bitrate.
512MB 1GB 2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB 64GB 128GB Number of songs 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 8000 16000 32000
How cool is that!
Currently, I have a PNY 16GB Class 10 microSD memory card installed, and today I upgraded to a Patriot LX Signature Series 32GB Class 10 microSDHC Flash Card (Part # PSF32GMCSDHC10)
Complies with SDA 3.0 specifications High level of copy protection Compatible with MicroSDHC slot devices Write protection switch to avoid accidental data deletion Voltage: 2.7 - 3.6V Operating Temperature: -25C to 85C Storage Temperature: -40 to 85C Meets and exceeds 10mb/sec. sustained write speed adapter included
Some of these numbers may have you scratching your head, so here's what all this means in plain English.
Class 10 is referring to the (Write) Speed Class Rating, so a Class 2 means the microSD card write speeds at 2MB/second, Class 4 is 4MB/second, and class 6 is 6MB/second, and so on.
The higher the Speed Class Rating, the faster the card, and the higher the price, of course.
Here is an actual picture of the Patriot microSD 32GB card I purchased today.
Here's some links I found which are very useful for BlackBerry users, everything you ever wanted to know;
- How to Swap Data to a new MicroSD Media Card using a PC
- Using Your BlackBerry Smartphone as a USB Drive
- How to: Storage space and media cards
Thank you for letting me share this with you, hopefully you have a better understanding of the differences about microSD cards, their class speeds, and everything else in between.
I may edit this thread in the future to either update, add newer links, or more current information.
Thank you again.